Letter – Henry Richmond to John Bell – 21 Feb 1766

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Feb 1766
Correspondent: Henry Richmond
Recipient: John Bell
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/3
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To Mr John Bell at Mr Ellis’s 

In Hexham                                                                                     Newcas[tle] 21 Febr[uar]y 1766

Sir              Sir Lanc[elo]t Allgood and Mr Westall were with me on Wednesday last and from some deeds which the latter produced Sir Lanc[elo]t would infer that the Peathouse is what was anteintly called Cattonly mill which Mr Bacon bought of Fra[nci]s Shield whose Ancestors bought it of Cuth Hawdon liable to a Rent of 5s a year to the King. When you make the view I desired you will indeavour to inform yourself whether what is called the Kings Low Mill in the description I sent you, and the Peathouse and Cattonly Mill can be deemed to be one and the same thing.

If Mr Wastal should ask you to see the old Lease of Allandale Mill in or about 1706 which Mr Ellis had and from which he drew the present lease you may if you can find it readily let him see it to satisfy dome scruples that I find he has.

I received your Letter of the 19th instant giving an account of Mr Stokoe’s death and have written Sir Walter about it. I am etc HR

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